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In Video: Stars unite to urge people from ethnic minority communities to get Covid vaccine

Stars including Meera Syal, Adil Ray and Nina Wadia have joined forces to counter coronavirus vaccination myths among ethnic minority communities.

The video was co-ordinated by Adil Ray, who said he wanted to dispel vaccination myths.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and former Conservative Party Chairman Baroness Warsi are among the others taking part.

Adil Ray OBE, said about the video: “After taking part in the Stay At Home campaign last year, we felt that once again we had to do something to help. Unfortunately we are now fighting another pandemic – misinformation, where communities who are ignored are preyed upon and voices that endanger lives are amplified. Whilst these communities must accept some responsibility too, and take the vaccine to save lives, we all must do what we can and come together to fight this deadly virus. We hope this video can help dispel some of the myths and offer some encouragement for everyone to take the vaccine.”

The video includes actors Adil Ray OBE, Meera Syal CBE, Sanjeev Bhaskar OBE, Boman Irani, Asim Chaudhry, Shobna Gulati, Nina Wadia OBE, Colin Salmon, cricketer Moeen Ali, presenters Konnie Huq, Ranvir Singh, comedian Romesh Ranganathan, Mayor Sadiq Khan and more. The video titled ‘If You Could Save Someone’s Life…’ is aimed at reaching the Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to help address the hesitancy around the Covid-19 vaccine. Following the disproportionate impact of the virus across ethnic minority communities, it is vital that all communities continue to follow and share the correct guidance and information about the vaccine.

Featuring on the video, actor and author Shobna Gulati also adds: “We will find our way through this, and be united once again with our friends and our families. All we have to do is take the vaccination. My sister’s had the vaccine and I’m really looking forward to when it’s my turn.”

Actor and author Meera Syal CBE adds: “I’m so pleased that my Mum has had the vaccine and I look forward to having mine.”

Watch the video below: